Hydrogen and Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate Program

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The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) must further develop the Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR) program by:

  • Establishing an Advisory Board of various government and industry members to direct the allocation of CHEAPR funds;
  • Providing at least 3 million dollars of rebates and vouchers to residents for the purchase or lease of new or pre-owned EV or fuel cell electric vehicle annually;
  • Prioritizing the allocation of funds to residents of environmental justice communities;
  • Beginning on June 20, 2024, reporting annually on the effectives of the program; and,
  • Conducting outreach programs and marketing campaigns for the promotion of the program.

(Reference Senate Bill 4, 2022)